National Philoptochos Society
To promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach to preserve the sanctity of life and family and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions." Click here to read more...
Aid to Greece and Cyprus Campaign
Three years ago, the National Philoptochos turned its hearts and eyes to our brothers and sisters in Greece and Cyprus who were stricken by a financial crisis that still continues today. Greece has suffered six years of recession and record unemployment. The poorest households have lost nearly 86% of their income, as benefits have been drastically reduced; wage cuts were put into effect; and taxes have increased significantly. Volunteer organizations and churches are stretched beyond their capacity to provide meals for the elderly and families. The government is no longer able to distribute milk in school, and children go without this fundamental nourishment. Similarly, in Cyprus, the domestic situation remains grim.
As Orthodox Christians, the National Philoptochos calls upon its members and friends to once again step forward to assist the thousands of suffering Orthodox Christians in Greece and Cyprus who are affected by this horrifying and ongoing crisis. Through your love and past generosity the Philoptochos Society has already distributed $482,000 to aid those who are suffering in Greece and Cyprus, $450,000 from the Aid to Greece and Cyprus Fund, and an additional $32,000 from the National Philoptochos Emergency Fund and General Medical Fund. However, the situation remains bleak and more help is needed, and so, we ask you to open your hearts once again.
Donations may be sent to National Philoptochos, 126 East 37th Street, New York, NY 10016 or can be made online by clicking here: DONATE
Philoptochos Society Recognizes World Hunger Day
with Feeding the Hungry Initiative
On May 27, one day prior to World Hunger Day, members of the Philoptochos Society along with students from the Cathedral School and local parishioners marked the occasion at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Manhattan, by assembling more than 12,000 meals in partnership with the Feeding Children Everywhere, an organization that provides materials to package individual nutritious meals.
National Philoptochos Ministry Commitments
The National Philoptochos Ministry Commitments are the heart and soul of Philoptochos. All chapters are urged to continue their generous support for these vital national ministries.The Commitments for September are as follows:
Hellenic College Holy Cross Scholarship Fund
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Provides tutition scholarships to worthy students
Retired Clergy and Widowed Presvyteres Benevolent Fund
Provides financial support to retired clergy and widowed presvyteres
Fifteenth Children's Medical Fund Luncheon
in Boston on October 31, 2015
The Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon was established in 1989 and is hosted on a biennial basis rotating between the Direct Archdiocesan District and the eight Metropolises of the Archdiocese. Since its inception, the National Philoptochos has raised over $2.7 million for the Children’s Medical Fund. Click here to read more...
- 2015 Children's Medical Fund Sponsorship Letter
- 2015 Children's Medical Fund Sponsorship Form
- 2013 Children's Medical Fund Recipients
- Children's Medical Fund Luncheon Grants 2002-2013